Product Type: Domestos Household Cleaning
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Domestos 24HR Toilet Cleaner
Member Name: ridgeway27
Domestos 24HR Toilet Cleaner
Advantages: Amazing cleaner. Not overpowering smell. Does the job brilliantly!
Domestos - a name which over the years has stood proudly for hygiene and cleanliness.
I remember growing up to adverts which above all, instilled confidence in this product by promising to kill all known germs and leave surfaces clean enough to eat from.
Now, even though I had grown up with this special knowledge in my subconscious - had I ever actually tried the product? Nope - never. I guess of the many potential reasons why, two stand out hugely. 1) It's always on the TV so is probably ridiculously expensive for what it is, 2) all toilet bleaches must be pretty similar and so probably all do the same job right? - Wrong!
I guess, since being flooded out of my house and perfectly pristine loo, I have been put into a situation where I have tested the cleaning ability of this product, and am astounded!
Not to venture too deeply into hygiene habits, but I use loo bleach daily, and tend to buy one of good quality, good price, but not the most expensive - I just see it as something which has to do a basic job, but because they mostly do the same thing I've not been overly concerned about which brand I use. For some reason, I never even bothered to check or consider the price of any domestos product before last week.
Now, my situation is this - I have had to move into a house temporarily while mine is being rebuilt, and while most of the house is great - certain rooms need some more attention. One of these happens to be one of the bathrooms which is not as clean as it should be!
I have been squirting Harpic and other cleaners into this repeatedly for two weeks or so, which has had no effect whatsoever. There's appears to be some strange colouring which will not remove itself, and I was resigned to thinking that this was the cleanest it could possibly get. So, when I saw this 750ml bottle of Domestos for £1 last week, I thought it was worth another shot!
So, I opened the bottle, and squirted the product into the loo - just as I would with any loo cleaner, and I kid you not - after ten minutes I was leaving the room so thought I would check on the loo - and can you believe - it was pristine and perfectly CLEAN! Within ten minutes!! I was shocked to say the least!
The bottle does state that cleaning continues during the day and after flushing. So far, it really does live up to those claims.
As a result, this product comes incredibly highly recommended by me. I am still so shocked that all it took was one application to clean something which weeks of another recognised product did not manage, but I'm happy that I finally tried it! Okay, so it does cost more than other products available, but after seeing physical proof of it's excellent I can see myself switching to it permanently - and telling the world about it too!!
Well, there was my personal encounter with it! Now for some important details about the product itself:
The product looks like loo cleaner, with a nozzle designed to squirt accurately at one angle (covered with a clear lid) and the name of the product clearly visible on the label. It is a dark blue bottle and clearly distinguishable from a distance.
The clear lid/cap is child resistant, and measures 15ml. This could be quite easy to open however, so depending on how inquisitive your youngster may be I would recommend keeping it someplace safe and away from children (if you have any).
Also, while the product appears to be used primarily for toilets, it is a bleach, so can be used either 'neat' (undiluted) or diluted for other purposes too.
NEAT - For toilets, kitchens/bathroom drains, and sinks
DILUTE - For floors and work surfaces (60ml domestos/5l water), dishcloths and sponges (30ml domestos/half bucket water)
As already explained, the cap measures 15ml which can help ensure measurements are accurate.
This product is called 'Domestos 24 Hour' and is designed to provide 24 hours worth of protection - and that even after flushing it continues cleaning.
Usually, with loo bleaches, I find that they are quite strong and can be smelt for a while afterwards. With this one, I did not notice any overpowering smell - it just squirted out and that was it. It does seem to remove odours though, which is an added benefit.
Disinfectant: Sodium Hypochlorite 4.8g per 100g
<5% Chlorine based bleaching agent, non-ionic surfactants, soap, perfume.
The back of the product provides the following contact details for a Domestos Hygiene Adviser:
UK: 0800 776645
ROI: 1 850 301 302
NI: 0800 783 5604
Thanks for reading, and hope all the mention of loos did not put anyone off!!
Summary: 5 dooyoo stars are not enough!!
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